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Replacing self-centeredness with cherishing others

Replacing self-centeredness with cherishing others

A series of commentaries on Mind Training Like Rays of the Sun by Nam-kha Pel, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa, given between September 2008 and July 2010.

  • Completion of the section on the self-centered thought and beginning of the commentary on cherishing others
  • The importance of meditating on the kindness of others
  • The importance of realizing that our enlightenment is dependent on other sentient beings

MTRS 27: Cherishing others, part 1 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.